Suit Elevens
How To Play Suit Elevens

OBJECTIVE OF SUIT ELEVENS: The objective of Suit Elevens is to remove same-suit cards that equal up to eleven.


MATERIALS: One standard deck of cards, and a flat surface. 

TYPE OF GAME: Solitaire Game



Suit Elevens is a variation on the game called Elevens. It has the same basic rules except for this version you can only remove sets of cards that have a total sum of eleven and share the same suit. 

This version of the game has a much higher chance of failure and does rely on a higher amount of luck than the original version. If you are looking for a more difficult game though, this may be a better game for you.


The setup for Suit Elevens requires a large space. Like most solitaire games the whole deck of cards will be used, and the layout of the cards is very important to the gameplay.

The deck is shuffled and then you may start laying out the tableau. There will be fifteen piles in total. The setup starts with fifteen face-up cards on the table, these are the cards you can play from. The remaining deck is set aside for the stockpile. There will also be a foundation pile where all sets of cards will be placed when removed from the game. 

Suit Elevens Tableau

In Suits Eleven there is not any building of cards nor can you change out cards from the stockpile. Once cards are removed from the tableau then the stockpile is used to refill empty spaces. If there are no cards in the stock the spaces are then not refilled. 


Suits Elevens is played by removing sets of cards of the same suit that have a total sum of eleven as well. These cards are removed from the tableau and placed in the foundation pile. Then spaces are refilled by the stock. This is the basis of the whole game. These steps are repeated until you can no longer make any valid plays and have lost, or you have removed all the cards into the foundations, in which case you have won.

There is an additional rule for removing sets as well. In some games, a set of a king, jack, and queen of the same set may be removed from the game as a valid play. All other valid plays are listed here: Ace-Ten, Two-Nine, Four-Seven, Five-Six, or Jack-King-Queen. 


The game is won if you can remove all cards to the foundation pile. Any other outcome is a loss. This game holds a very low win rate though only about 13 percent of deals can be won, and 11 percent are not even playable. 

Nakoa Davis